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My Zetec install required removal of the stock throttle bracket on the left footwell for header clearance and a 1/2" dimple in the right fender well for extra clearance on one of the AC fittings. I removed the stock air filter bracket and radiator mount brackets for a cleaner look but it wasn't necessary for the install.
Where does one get a Zetec? What tranny is with it?
 

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Where's a Zetec?
Well in a Ford.
You can find trans adaptors....
Zetec
Ah, I will have to keep looking at options.
I sometimes buy wrecked cars and was hoping for the easiest bolt in.

Although, i suppose, it's not too hard to measure for myself.
 

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Where does one get a Zetec? What tranny is with it?
The 2.0 Zetec came in Escorts and a few other small Fords, but is most popular in the 2000 to 2005 Focus. I'm using a late model Mustang T5 transmission with an S-10 tail housing. The Zetec is definitely not a bolt in swap, it will require more custom made parts then some people are comfortable with. But it does fit nice in the car.
 

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The 2.0 Zetec came in Escorts and a few other small Fords, but is most popular in the 2000 to 2005 Focus. I'm using a late model Mustang T5 transmission with an S-10 tail housing. The Zetec is definitely not a bolt in swap, it will require more custom made parts then some people are comfortable with. But it does fit nice in the car.
So am I right in thinking this is a FWD engine bolted to a RWD system?
 

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I'd like to see some more pictures of that Ztec installation. It looks very clean. I have a SR20DET (207 hp) in my GT which is also twin cam, but it looks like you've got a lot more room around your engine. I'm always looking for improvement ideas.
 

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Anyone ever look at the L61 motor for a swap. It is a decendent to our Opel motors and were installed in Saturns.
 

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Here are a few more pics.
 

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C20XE?Let from Opels?
2.3Turbo from Saab is great.It works with Opel Omega R25(or R28) gearbox.

But if no V8 or Cih sixie is not acceptable,then 2.0-2.7Cih should do fine.
 

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Looks great Ron, very clean.
What are you running for a master cylinder? No power assist?

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Looks great Ron, very clean.
What are you running for a master cylinder? No power assist?

Pat
Running factory M/C What you see in the pics is the M/C for the hydraulic clutch.
 

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I would not build a F*rd engine in my Opels, GM has a lot to offer for instance the 2.4 CIH. The same engine family as the original 1900 GT engine but a lot more GO!! And then you could work on it too.
 

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If you did that install and all the R & D yourself, You are the MAN!!!!!:yup:
 

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I would not build a F*rd engine in my Opels, GM has a lot to offer for instance the 2.4 CIH. The same engine family as the original 1900 GT engine but a lot more GO!! And then you could work on it too.
To each their own and I respect that. My goal was never to have a quirky high HP car. It is to have a reliable and comfortable Opel I can enjoy driving anywhere. Just like some of my other mods, I knew when I did this swap a lot of people wouldn't like it. However I am the only person I have to please and I picked the Zetec for many reasons. It's modern, affordable, plentiful, makes 130 HP in stock form, it's raced all over the world so performance parts are everywhere, lighter and smoother then the opel engine, it is a very easy engine to work on and most importantly it fits without hacking the car. The hardest part of the swap was building the header. That took about 30 hours. But if a person was looking for lots of power and didn't want AC, as short as the engine is, a front mounted turbo setup would be a breeze.
 

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To each their own and I respect that. My goal was never to have a quirky high HP car. It is to have a reliable and comfortable Opel I can enjoy driving anywhere. Just like some of my other mods, I knew when I did this swap a lot of people wouldn't like it. However I am the only person I have to please and I picked the Zetec for many reasons. It's modern, affordable, plentiful, makes 130 HP in stock form, it's raced all over the world so performance parts are everywhere, lighter and smoother then the opel engine, it is a very easy engine to work on and most importantly it fits without hacking the car. The hardest part of the swap was building the header. That took about 30 hours. But if a person was looking for lots of power and didn't want AC, as short as the engine is, a front mounted turbo setup would be a breeze.
Amen brother. Im not a ford guy at all, but sounds like you have experience with it so rock on!
 

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I know it must sound that way and with my upcoming rear end swap I will have a complete Ford drivetrain. But in all honesty I'm not a Ford guy either! It was just what I believed to be the best and easiest swap to acheive what I was looking for. All said and done I couldn't be happier with it. So for me, the goal was met.
 

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Beyond the engine swap is the carbon fiber work on the door panels and center console. Which are totally outstanding. The custom made fiberglass dash that you can not tell is not factory original. "mind blowing". And last but not least the complete digital dash with custom center panel. and the built in a/c. Es ist unglaublich :yup:

Ron your were suppose to come to Springfield this year we missed you.

Your the man RON

An other SWMO car builder goes over the top/

Madmann
 

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Thanks Mike, hopefully next year we'll make Springfield. Are you guys coming up here for the Street Machine nationals this weekend? It would be nice to have a big Opel showing!
 

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To each their own and I respect that. My goal was never to have a quirky high HP car. It is to have a reliable and comfortable Opel I can enjoy driving anywhere. Just like some of my other mods, I knew when I did this swap a lot of people wouldn't like it. However I am the only person I have to please and I picked the Zetec for many reasons. It's modern, affordable, plentiful, makes 130 HP in stock form, it's raced all over the world so performance parts are everywhere, lighter and smoother then the opel engine, it is a very easy engine to work on and most importantly it fits without hacking the car. The hardest part of the swap was building the header. That took about 30 hours. But if a person was looking for lots of power and didn't want AC, as short as the engine is, a front mounted turbo setup would be a breeze.
Personally I'd rather have a bad rash in a very uncomfortable place than having a Ford engine in my Opel but each to his/her own :cool:. That's a very neat and tidy installation though and I have the utmost respect for people who take their time to do things properly, full score on the job

Of course, the injection setup may have clouded my judgment ......
 
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